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Separately no, but apes stronger together
I mean they’re smart in their field but I don’t want a brain surgeon working on my car or my house’s electricity
Pretty sure we figured that out when we met Ben Carson
Rocket Surgeons are pretty smart.
I know a CPA with a double major in Finance and he literally believes in Ancient Aliens, and even talks shit about people who don’t. I know an orthopedic surgeon who has a “Stop the Steal” hat. /shrug
1. “Public” could include any number of other highly skilled/educated roles like programmers, engineers, chemists, etc.
2. the test only included 329 aerospace engineers and 72 neurosurgeons.
2. There is no single conclusive way to measure intelligence. At best we can test certain skills like pattern recognition, problem solving, or recall. Even then the test results can be unreliable with people scoring very differently on different days.
So as amusing as this is, it’s mostly useless.
“Rocket science isn’t that difficult actually. It’s not, like, as difficult as talking to women.” – a rocket scientist remarked.
A friend of mine who is a brain surgeon and really one of if not the most down to earth people I know was explaining the culture of the field. He said that surgeons are told repeatedly they are the most valuable people in society and the creme de la creme of learned people. Many of them take it to heart and firmly believe they are master of anything they do. I forgot the term he used for the toys they buy but it related to doctors who own boats and planes and feel that they know how to handle them without as much instruction as a “neurotypical” person which leads to accidents and death. He also teaches at a prestigious university and is sometimes amazed at the ignorance of some of his students outside of their very narrow field
Ironically rocket science now seems like one of our more simple sciences. At lease the vision people have of this .. calculating escape velocity and stabl orbital mechanics. Biology for example is far far more complex to predict.
I am married to a rocket scientist. His head is so high in the clouds that common sense sometimes doesn’t happen. He has three engineering degrees and I am the one responsible for computers and all peripherals at home.
Ok, but I’d still ask a brain suergon for my surgery rather than anyone as intelligent from the general population
That was 1) the most useless piece of news ever, and 2) once again a headline that did not match the actual story. I am definitely at a loss for having paid any attention to this.
Rocket science and brain surgery seem difficult for sure, but have you ever tried folding a fitted sheet? That’s some genius level impossible shit.
Used to work for a Fortune 50 company and we were the help desk to all of Boeing and their subsidiaries NASA, general military, Lockheed martin, etc. you get the point. I was a T2 help desk agent and talked to a lot of really really smart people every day that always needed help with general things with their computer or a simple error message that popped up on adobe when they tried to digitally sign a document or couldn’t access their sharepoint. They had no clue about even simple things like the task manager.
These men and women that i frequently spoke to where literal rocket scientists and their of course experts at their own field but right when it comes to other things they’re not just familiar with it.
honestly most people aren’t smart enough to identify how intelligent people are, you need reference not just a grudge…